doping

noun
dop·​ing | \ ˈdō-piŋ How to pronounce doping (audio) \

Definition of doping

: the use of a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or erythropoietin) or technique (such as blood doping) to illegally improve athletic performance

Examples of doping in a Sentence

increased efforts to detect doping at the Olympic Games
Recent Examples on the Web Blood doping was common for several years until it was banned in 1986. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 28 Apr. 2022 Valieva competed in the individual figure skating competition on Thursday after controversially being cleared to do so despite a positive doping test. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 17 Feb. 2022 An article on Saturday about systems designed to prevent doping in the Olympics misstated the name of the body responsible for the antidoping program at the Beijing Olympics. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2022 The document says that Riis knew about or encouraged systematic doping over multiple years. The Editors, Outside Online, 23 June 2015 The Valieva case means Russian doping has been a major theme for a six straight Olympic Games. James Ellingworth And Graham Dunbar, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2022 The Valieva case means Russian doping has been a major theme for six straight Olympic Games. James Ellingworth And Graham Dunbar, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Feb. 2022 Traditional doping is uncommon in figure skating because additional muscle mass is generally a negative. Dave Skretta, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 Adams, meanwhile, dismissed claims of widespread doping in Beijing. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of doping

1900, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Doping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doping. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for doping

doping

noun
dop·​ing | \ ˈdō-piŋ How to pronounce doping (audio) \

Medical Definition of doping

: the use of a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or erythropoietin) or technique (such as blood doping) to improve athletic performance and that is typically banned in competitive sports … nearly two dozen athletes … have been banned from the Olympics in the last two weeks for doping violations.— Philip Hersh, The Chicago Tribune

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